Coorong Partnership

Incorporating the experience and knowledge of the local community and First Nations is critical to successfully restoring the health of the Coorong.

As part of the broader Project Coorong initiative, a new Coorong Partnership has been established  to provide local communities and groups with an unprecedented opportunity to help shape the work to be undertaken to restore the health, vitality and visitor experience of the Coorong.

The Coorong Partnership comprises a cross section of the community with a broad range of interests and expertise including conservation, recreation, science, agriculture, local government, tourism, fishing, heritage and First Nations culture.

This Coorong Partnership will have a key role in providing ideas and community insights into the development, implementation and performance of the various Project Coorong initiatives.

The members of the Coorong Partnership are:

  • Hon Dean Brown AO (Chair)
  • Mr Keith Parkes, Mayor Alexandrina Council
  • Ms Samantha Blight, Coorong District Council 
  • Mr Clyde Rigney Snr, Ngarrindjeri Aboriginal Corporation
  • Ms Robyn Campbell, First Nations of the South East
  • Mr Geoff Gallasch, community member
  • Mr Paul Harvey, community member
  • Mr Glen Hill, community member
  • Mr Joel Hirsch, community member

Read the Coorong Partnership communiques

More ways to get involved

  • Sign up to receive the River Murray Update
  • Sign up to receive Healthy Coorong, Healthy Basin updates and opportunities, including citizen science activities and community consultations
  • Visit the Coorong and discover why the wetlands are internationally renowned

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